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Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It is granted protected status as "intangible cultural heritage" by UNESCO.
"If you’re looking for something a bit different to your usual exercise classes and want to try something new, then capoeira should be at the top of your list."
- LeftLion Magazine
The University Society classes focus on all aspects of the art inlcuding martial techniques, acrobatics and playing capoeira musical intsruments. They are for absolute beginners, no level of fitness or previous experience are needed. Come and give it a go, and see what you can achieve!
Our classes are run by Professor Tatu and Instrutor Sansão, who run Nottingham’s Capoeira group, which is affiliated to one of the biggest Capoeira groups worldwide: “Cordão de Ouro”.
We train once a week in the Dance Studio in Portland Building. Our Monday class invoves 30 minutes warm up and stretching and 1 hour Capoeira teaching by one of our teachers. The class typically ends with a "roda" where the whole group gathers in a circle and members get to play the game of Capoeira and put the learnt moves and techniques into practice.
We also have a few classes during the semester focusing exclusively on acrobatics (on our inflatable tumble track!) or music for capoeira involving playing traditional Brazilian instruments and learning capoeira songs.
To find out what your first class might be like, this check out article in Impact - Magazine
Here's an article of what one absolute beginner had to say about his years in - Capoeira
And have a look at our videos to see what you can achieve through doing Capoeira over your time at university!
To find out more about the Nottingham Capoeira group, visit their website.
Mondays 17:00 - 18:00, The Dance Studio, Portland building
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Membership for the entire year - £1
Members - £3
Non-members - £4